Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Make a Holiday Felt Favor Bag

Cinch scallop-trimmed squares of red and green felt with a length of ribbon adorned with pinecones and berries, then fill the gift bag with goodies.

What You Need

  • 1/4 yard of red and green felt
  • Scalloped-edge scissors
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Medium-width ribbon
  • Glue gun and hotmelt adhesive
  • Holly leaves and berries
  • Small pinecones

How to Make It

  1. Cut a 5-1/2-inch-diameter circle of red felt for the bag bottom.
  2. Cut a 14-1/2-x--1/2-inch rectangle of red felt and trim one long edge with scalloped-edge scissors.
  3. With right sides together and using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the short edges of the rectangle together for the bag sides. Turn and press.
  4. With right sides together and using a 1/2-inch seam allowance, sew the bottom circle to the sides. Turn right side out.
  5. Cut a 5-1/2-inch-diameter circle of green felt for the bag bottom.
  6. Cut a 14-1/2-x-9-1/2-inch rectangle of felt and assemble the liner following the directions for the bag.
  7. Slip the green bag liner inside the red bag.
  8. Fill the bag with desired items and tie closed with ribbon.
  9. Hot-glue holly leaves, berries, and pinecones on the ribbon tails.

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